If you live in Adelaide, and you're looking for somewhere to get your nails done, you've come to the right place. Bookwell lists all the best beauty services, including where to get acrylic nails in Adelaide.
Acrylic nails are quite different to gel nails or Shellac, and are great if you want to add strength and length. They are the most widely used artificial nail extensions, because they are affordable, long-lasting and look great.
Acrylic nails in their most basic form first appeared in the 1950s. The company that made them, NSI - Nail Systems International, is still around today.
The great thing about acrylic nails is that they're a quick fix if you're heading out and need your hands to look gorgeous. They are also good for daily wear - just book in for refills every three weeks or so.
Many people choose acrylic nails because they find it hard to grow their natural nails. If you bite your nails, going artificial is a great way of breaking the habit.
You may have been tempted to try doing your own acrylic nails at home, but it's really not recommended. Correct preparation is crucial, to keep your natural nails healthy and the acrylic nails looking good.
Your nails are filed and cleaned before the manicurist applies the extension (if you are using one). Then the real magic begins, building up the layers of acrylic for shape and shine. Acrylic hardens when exposed to air, so there's no need for a UV light.
Once done, there are many finishes from which to choose, including nail polish and nail art. It's really the best way to get those amazing long talons you've always dreamed of.
Acrylic nails grow out over a few weeks. If you wish to maintain the look, just book back in for refills. If you want to remove your acrylic nails, do get it done by a manicurist. The acrylic needs to be soaked off, to avoid damaging your nails.